Movies like The Mad Room

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The Mad Room (1969)
 5.8
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The Mad Room (1969)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This compelling remake of the classic 'Ladies In Retirement (1941)' stars Stella Stevens as Ellen, a woman living as a companion to her future mother-in-law, wealthy and very irascible widow Mrs. Armstrong (Shelley Winters). Soon after, Ellen's younger brother and sister, one of whom murdered their parents (they can't remember which one of them did it), are released from an asylum and come to live with them. And thus begins a chilling mystery loaded with twists and thrills, as director Bernard Girard (Dead Heat On A Merry-Go-Round) keeps tightening the screws brilliantly.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: murder, mental institution, secret, female protagonist, widow, guilt, crimes, obsession, psychopath, family relations, mental illness, family in danger, small town life, family gatherings, small town, gory, deadly, siblings relations, woman in danger, eccentric family, golden years, dog, house, parents, garden ...
Time: 60s

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Most similar movies to The Mad Room

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and realistic films with plots about murder, deadly, danger, crimes, psychopath, slasher and gory mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Mad Room: Bundy: An American Icon (2009), Asylum (1997), Dark Places (2005), Night Shadow (1989), Soft for Digging (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, slasher, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.0
 396
Asylum (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Patrick stars as a private investigator traumatized by his father's suicide who goes undercover in a mental institution to uncover the murderer of his psychiatrist.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: mental institution, law enforcement, power relations, working undercover, murder, hospital, doctors and patients, clinic, cons and scams, mental illness, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 3.3
 187
Dark Places (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Keri Walker is a drug-addicted prostitute who ends up killing her latest john in self-defense. She finds shelter at a place run by a couple who find pleasure in others' pain. The haven house turns into a hell house and Keri must do whatever she ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, deadly, crimes, danger, sexual relations, gory, couples, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 3.7
 290
Night Shadow (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alex, an up-and-coming TV journalist, returns to her hometown of Danford as local police attempt to cope with a series of brutal murders. The small town plunges into a state of panic and the murders--clearly the work of a monster, more beast than ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: murder, small town, werewolf, dangerous animal, mystery, serial killer, journalism, danger, human becomes animal, gory, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Soft for Digging (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A man wanders into the woods in search of his cat and witnesses a murder
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, danger, crimes, isolation, deadly, witness, afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, excavation, very little dialogue, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 502
My Pure Joy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the outside Adam appears to be a normal teenager, but underneath...his mind has been so rotted by trauma from his past and the gory films he watches, that he has blurred the lines between reality and pretend! This prompts Adam to start killing ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: serial killer, obsession, terrorism, mentally unstable, crimes, slasher, deadly, gory, teenage life, youth, psycho, murder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 464
Nails (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A professional hit man retires to his colorless apartment but soon starts to suffer from horrible headaches and hears voices. In order to cure himself, he hammers a nail into his skull.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surreal, serious, scary ...
Plot: hitman, deadly, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, addiction, masochist, psychopath, gory, self mutilation, murder, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
We Are What We Are (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A middle-aged man dies in the street, leaving his widow and three children destitute. The devastated family is confronted not only with his loss but with a terrible challenge - how to survive. For they are cannibals. They have always existed on a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, murder, danger, family problems, family in crisis, deadly, curses spells and rituals, cannibalism, death of father, violence, survival, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 3.0
 762
Alive or Dead (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While traveling down a desolate road, Maria comes upon an apparently abandoned school bus. A girl has written “Help Me” in one of the windows, and Maria quickly discovers the messy secrets that lie in the back of the bus. Maria soon finds ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, scary, serious
Plot: woman in danger, phone sex, desert, deadly, gory, crimes, slasher, danger, female protagonist, teenager, bus, out of the way ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.9
 2K
Repentance (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, confined, rivalry, deadly, crimes, split personality, murder, maniac, terror, villain, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Legacy of Blood (1978)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Horror movie about three wicked sisters and their equally unsavory husbands who all arrive at a remote inn where they mean to attend the reading of their uncle's will. One by one, the heirs are dispatched by an unknown killer.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, hotel, family relations, last wish, deadly, thin, police officer, slim, cruiser, inheritance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 6K
Haunted (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Professor David Ash exposes false spiritulists and mediums. He is invited to Edbrook to resolve the fears and torments within its secretive family. Soon after arriving Ash begins to doubt his own senses, and watching the strange behaviour of its ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, scary, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, ghost, nanny, haunted house, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, deadly, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Hoboken Hollow (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As Trevor drifts through Texas on collision course with a nightmare he is still haunted by the evils of the war he recently returned from and a promise he failed to keep. When a stranger offers a ride, Trevor finds himself battling the brutal ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: psychopath, deadly, danger, crimes, haunted by the past, gory, farm, murder, bondage, torture, kidnapping, hitchhiker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Carnival of Souls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex Grant is a troubled young woman, 20 years ago, she witnessed her mother get murdered by a carnival clown. She has nightmares of the clown - Louis Seagram. First a kind man then turned bad and also tried to rape Alex's mother. Alex fears ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: carnival, evil clown, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, witnessing a crime, slasher, danger, deadly, circus, childhood trauma, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 5K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.5
 264
Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, vengeance, mental illness, crimes, danger, deadly, gory, split personality, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 652
Daddy's Girl (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A girl's bright smile masks a psychopathic soul that will eliminate anyone who comes between her and her doting father.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: school, evil child, murder, psychopath, father, family relations, crimes, deadly, danger, boarding school, childhood trauma, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Home for the Holidays (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An ailing man summons his four daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his new wife, who he suspects is poisoning him.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, psychopath, family gatherings, pitchfork, forest, violence, poncho, golden years, mystery, danger, stalking ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Orphan Killer (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, dark ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, danger, vengeance, siblings relations, serial killer, orphan, deadly, haunted by the past, crimes, family relations, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
My Sweet Killer (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Charlie is an introverted person getting out of prison. He feeds in an apartment and starts dreaming of the woman who died in this apartment. And his fantasies of this woman getting worse and worse.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, losing-it hero, split personality, serial killer, misfit, drug dealing, psychopath, crimes, mysterious character, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
We Are What We Are (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, rain, family relations, prayer, small town, gory, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes, missing person, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.6
 1K
Insane (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A lonely hotel by a lonely road. Sarah is lost, looking for somewhere to sleep. She's come to the wrong place. A lonely hotel by a lonely road. Sarah is lost, Jenny is looking for her. She's come to the right place. The Bridgeburn Hotel
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, psychopath, murder, danger, slasher, confined, deadly, crimes, isolation, woman in danger, hotel, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.4
 294
30 Days to Die (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of girls trapped in an institution suffer the wrath of a serial killer on the loose. This campy thriller pays homage to Friday the 13th.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, mentally unstable, mental institution, struggle for survival, murder, danger, deadly, violence, woman in danger, violence spree, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.2
 818
Vampire Clan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, scary
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, uncover truth, leadership, investigation, gory, slasher, suburbs, religions or cults, vampire, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1996, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
American Nightmare (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deranged female serial killer stalks seven young people whom phone a radio call-in show to discuss their darkest fears and a night-long game of cat-and-mouse is put into motion by the darkly sinister-looking murderess.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: halloween party, murder, psychopath, crimes, crime, danger, chaos and mayhem, slasher, deadly, serial killer, destiny, female psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
China White Serpentine (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dave's brother Trent was enticed by dark forces and entrapped in a lair of sin. Trent was under the control of Tracey, the drug-dealing seductress who had spun this web of wrongdoing. It was a world of erotic indulgence, frequent drug use, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: mind game, femme fatale, investigation, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, obsession, life is a bitch, supernatural, survival, drug abuse, addiction, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
House of the Damned (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, Liechtenstein
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young woman just released from a mental institution returns home to her mansion and faces a new set of horrors.
Style: serious, realistic, offbeat, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: mute, insanity, search, mental institution, secret, hostages, deadly, crimes, mentally unstable, misfit, chases and races, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, prehistoric times
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Woodchipper Massacre (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jon, Tom, and Denise accidently kill their senile old Aunt while she's looking after them while their father is away on business. Not sure what to do, they decide to dispose of the body in the rented woodchipper in the backyard. But more ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: murder, family relations, slasher, suburbs, suburban life, siblings relations, crimes, deadly, fugitives, danger, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 4K
Found (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn't start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life. The kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: serial killer, family relations, violence, murder, bullying, gas mask, decapitation, psychopath, deadly, youth, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 2K
Foreclosed (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a young family moves into a foreclosed house, the previous owner begins a campaign of intimidation and terror. The deranged man will stop at nothing to get his home back.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, family problems, stalking, danger, deadly, family in crisis, murder, deception, stalker, domestic disturbance, basement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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